Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

The holiday season has sneaked up on us again this year as usual, but both Linda and I really do love this time of year. We always have. However, the holidays can be a tough time for those suffering from the effects of infidelity, but we were hoping that we could maybe change some thought patterns for a day or two.

With that in mind, this week’s discussion may be a bit cliche, but we all need to step back and consider all of the things in our lives that we are thankful for, regardless of our situations and circumstances. Therefore, one simple question…What are you truly thankful for?

Have a great day!

Doug & Linda

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    10 replies to "Discussion: What are You Thankful For?"

    • Doug

      I guess I will start this one off. I suppose I could write a book here, but I will keep it brief.

      In no particular order…I’m thankful for my kids, as I feel they are the best kids in the world, even though they are costing us a fortune with all of their activities, college and stuff 😉 I’m thankful that the rest of our family – my parents, Linda’s parents and both our siblings are all still alive and doing very well. I’m thankful that I’m still alive and healthy, though sometimes I don’t always treat my body as I should. I’m also thankful for the obvious things such as a roof over our head, friends, our dog, and even the cats, etc. I’m also thankful for all of the support and connections that we have made with all of you who come to this site.

      Lastly, I’m thankful for my beautiful wife Linda and the love she has for me, and for being such a strong, resourceful, understanding and determined person who could have thrown my butt out 2 years ago for being a dumbass. My love for her grows with each day!

    • K

      I am new to posting, been reading here for many months & it has helped tremendously getting past my husbands emotional affair with a coworker. That being said… this year in particular, I am most thankful for second chances. 😀

    • Michael

      I am thankful for the life I’ve been given and the family I have to share it with.

      I am thankful for the help, advice, and a place I have to vent here with all of you.

      This time of year is really tough. Last year I got a glimpse of what my life had become. I’m thankful we have given us another chance. A lot of people don’t have that conviction and love to make things work.

    • ruth

      I am thankful for my children, my husband and the love we have for one another. I am thankful for not giving up when that would have been the easy thing to do. I am thankful for all of you on this sight who have help me thru a very difficult time and continu to help me. May God Bless all of you and may we alk find peace, hope and trust.

    • Jenn

      I’m thankful to God who sustains me through this horrible time in my life, for my precious daughters, and for glimpses of better things. This time of year is just horrendous, and I feel like I’m going through it completely alone. I hope to one day say that I’m thankful for my husband’s brokenness, because that is the only thing that will heal his coldness. ; (

    • Noles

      I am so thankful that God and my husband forgave me.Now i just need to work hard to make sure i never falter again.

    • stupidandtrusting

      Today, I am having a difficult time feeling thankful. I woke up in tears in the middle of the night – triggers hard at work on my psyche. I am remembering how last Thanksgiving, when I thought we were having this wonderful day with family and friends, I came upon him texting and the subsequent lies. I am remembering his depression and how hard I worked to make sure his day was stress free and how I walked on eggshells to make sure he was happy. It is a hard day for me. I dread Christmas as well as these are my first post DDay holidays. He is upset because “it seems I will never get over this”. I am searching for something to give thanks for today, and I will find it. At the moment, I just need my pity party I guess.

      • Michael

        I too dreaded these days coming and worried how today would be. But to tell you the truth, today is a good day. I have thought about last year. But I didn’t dwell on it.

        I’ll save my bad days for later. I’m too busy today.

    • stupidandtrusting

      My day ended up ok after all. Not great and not without some pain, but I worked hard to put it in the background and find some pleasure. Does that mean I am repressing my pain? Is that bad?

      • Doug

        Instead of repressing your pain, perhaps it’s more of a change of thought pattern to get past the triggers. This is something that Jeff Murrah suggests you do, so I don’t believe it’s a bad thing at all.

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